Project Description

Oranisational Psychology

In case that due to the Covid-19 pandemic an on-campus summerschool is not possible, this module will take place online.

Module content

  • Develop your understanding and skills in leading and managing people and organisations
  • Raise your awareness of the centrality of organisational behaviour to understanding organisational functioning and effectiveness
  • Get to know how an understanding of human behaviour via the disciplinary basis of psychology profoundly deepens our analysis of organisations
  • Learn the core value of an understanding of organisational behaviour to a manager‘s ability to achieve organizational goals
  • Study topics such as perception, motivation, leadership, groups and teams, conflict management, and gender and leadership
  • Programme – The course is taught in English (4 ECTS)
  • Requirements – Be an undergraduate first semester (Bachelor) student in Psychology. This programme is also open to undergraduate and graduate students from other fields of study (Business Administration, Social Sciences, Political Science…)
  • Programme fee – tba. (includes all study materials, transcript of records, and health, liability and accident insurance as well as a public transportation ticket within Frankfurt).
  • Application deadline – tba.

Course description

Organizations consist of the people who work within them. This course therefore attempts to build the students’ understanding and skill in leading and managing people and organizations. The objectives of this course are (1) to raise the student‘s awareness of the centrality of organizational behaviour to understanding organizational functioning and effectiveness; (2) to show how an understanding of human behaviour via the disciplinary basis of psychology profoundly deepens our analysis of organizations, and (3) to demonstrate the core value of an understanding of organizational behaviour to a manager‘s ability to achieve organizational goals. We will provide an overview of organizational behaviour and we will discuss topics such as perception, motivation, leadership, groups and teams, conflict management, and gender and leadership.

The course will comprise lectures, group work, self-assessments and exercises.

The course comprises 28 contact hours (8*3.5 hours). Upon successful completion, 4 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points will be awarded for the module. A single ECTS point is defined as the equivalent of 25 to 30 hours of student workload. This includes class hours, additional preparations for class activities, readings, assignments as well as final assessments. Assessment and award of credit points will be on a pass/fail basis, no grades will be given. The Organizational Behaviour exam will comprise group presentations on case study analysis.

Attendance: Participants have to attend at least 80 % of the classes.